The Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Himalayas.
The trail offers picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is famous for splendid rhododendron forests with thirteen different spices of Orchids which blossom in the spring season, as well as for the unobstructed view of Sunset and Sunrise from the POONHILL (3210) m. The trail passes through picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges, from the low land rice fields at Hile to thrilling thick jungles after Ulleri. After Deurali, while trekking from Ghorepani to Tadapani, the Disney like fairytale forests makes Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek quite nice and beautiful. If you come in spring time you will get to enjoy the variety of flowers along the trail, including blooming Rhododendron forests. Ghorepani Poonhil Ghandruk Trek is a beautiful combination of nature, culture and tradition: village tours in Ghandruk, spectacular view of wider Himalayan range from Poonhill, walking through the jungle of Tadapani. Massive Annapurna I (8091m), iconic Fishtail and giant Dhaulagiri (8164m) are the major mountains you will get to admire on the Ghorepani Ghandruk trail. Climbing the uphill tracks with more than 4100 rocky steps on the way to Ghorepani from Ulleri village is another experience in the Ghandruk Poonhill Trek. The trail also provides a diversity of flora and fauna while trekking. The Ghorepani Ghandruk trek through Poonhill offers a chance to witness the local tradition, culture and life style of the Gurung and Magar people. The diversity of the Nepali landscape makes trekking challenging at times, but the magnificient views and the warm hospitality in the harmonious villages make up the effort. This trek in the Annapurna Region takes you through the villages, jungles, and the last destination, the Ghandruk village, is a famous village of Gurung People. These people are mostly ex-Gurkha's (who served as military in the UK and other part of the world) and there are many youth from this village still serving as Gurkha's with different Battalion.